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The X Factor

Iron Maiden

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
October 2nd, 1995
Label:
EMI Records
Reviews:
19 reviews (avg. 77%)
1. Sign of the Cross 11:17   Show lyrics
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2. Lord of the Flies 05:04   Show lyrics
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3. Man on the Edge 04:14   Show lyrics
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4. Fortunes of War 07:23   Show lyrics
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5. Look for the Truth 05:11   Show lyrics
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6. The Aftermath 06:20   Show lyrics
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7. Judgement of Heaven 05:13   Show lyrics
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8. Blood on the World's Hands 05:58   Show lyrics
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9. The Edge of Darkness 06:39   Show lyrics
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10. 2 A.M. 05:38   Show lyrics
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11. The Unbeliever 08:10   Show lyrics
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Band members
Blaze Bayley Vocals
Nicko McBrain Drums
Steve Harris Bass
Janick Gers Guitars
Dave Murray Guitars
Guest/Session
Michael "Count" Kenney Keyboards
Miscellaneous staff
Tony Frederick US Photography
Simon Fowler UK Photography
Ross Halfin UK Photography
Mick McKenna Boffin
Ronal Whelan Mastering
Hugh Syme Cover art, Art Direction, Design, Digital Illustration
Nigel Green Producer, Engineering, Mixing
Steve Harris Producer, Mixing
Blaze Bayley Vocals
Nicko McBrain Drums
Steve Harris Bass
Janick Gers Guitars
Dave Murray Guitars
Tony Frederick US Photography
Simon Fowler UK Photography
Ross Halfin UK Photography
Mick McKenna Boffin
Ronal Whelan Mastering
Hugh Syme Cover art, Art Direction, Design, Digital Illustration
Nigel Green Producer, Engineering, Mixing
Steve Harris Producer, Mixing
Read Misunderstood masterpiece 99% LDSA April 10th, 2012
Read The Blaze Factor 65% Evil_Carrot April 22nd, 2011
Read The most intense Iron... 98% kluseba October 12th, 2010
Read More potent than a cup full... 52% autothrall February 27th, 2010
Read A Blaze of Glory 95% The_CrY February 27th, 2010
Read Feeling Depressed? Meet... 95% Twisted_Psychology January 21st, 2010
Read My intro to Iron Maiden 90% mudbog January 15th, 2009
Read It has its moments 60% morbert May 21st, 2008
Read Best 90's Maiden 70% Maikkeli April 14th, 2008
Read Maiden's dark 90s diamond. 82% hells_unicorn April 3rd, 2008
Read The Xcellent Factor 95% VampireKiller March 25th, 2008
Read Meh, Where's Bruce? 55% Shadoeking November 29th, 2007
Read It's not perfect, but at... 75% Moonglum_Of_Elwher October 13th, 2007
Read Shot Down in a Blaze of... 58% DawnoftheShred September 6th, 2007
Read The Melancholy Factor 80% Mikesn February 23rd, 2007
Read The unfairly degraded album 85% Fatal_Metal September 29th, 2006
Read The Long And Painful Road... 69% GuntherTheUndying September 13th, 2006
Read Maiden’s Worst, Hands Down 61% lonerider August 19th, 2005
Read A new taste of Maiden 75% Ayeka October 3rd, 2002
Music videos were made for the songs "Man on the Edge", "Afraid to Shoot Strangers (live)", and "Lord of the Flies (live)".

First album with new singer Blaze Bayley.

Produced and mixed at Barnyard Studios, Essex.
Mastered at Chop 'Em Out.

Japan edition comes with a second disc with the following bonus tracks:
1. Justice of the Peace (3:34)
2. I Live My Way (3:48)
3. Judgement Day (4:02)

This album was also released in a gatefold double LP clear vinyl with poster.

Fun Fact: With Bruce Dickinson leaving the band during this time, the cover and artwork of the album symbolize the death of the classic Iron Maiden, with Eddie sitting in an electric chair.

The artwork shown is the original cover. A toned down version was created after many British chain-stores threatened to boycott the album over the graphic nature of the original artwork. The CD booklet is reversible with the original artwork printed upside-down on the other side, so either version can be displayed.
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